Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 12, 2016
referred to finance
Senate Bill S7706
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S7706 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Finance
- Law Section:
- State Finance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §97-ff, St Fin L; add §625-a, Tax L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3804, A1209
2021-2022: S1511, A6282
2015-S7706 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the creation of the New York farm to school and school garden fund; allows individuals to make a gift on their personal tax form for such fund; such fund will be used to establish school gardens and purchase equipment and educational materials to promote students' consumption of local products conducted in cooperation with the department of agriculture and markets.
2015-S7706 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7706 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to establishing the New York farm to school and school garden fund PURPOSE : To create the New York Farm to School and School Garden Fund SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the state finance law by adding a new section creating the "New York Farm to School and School Garden Fund," for the purpose of establishing school gardens and purchasing equipment and educational materials to promote students' consumption of local products. Section 2 amends the tax law by adding a new section creating the "Gift for the New York farm to school and school garden fund," enabling an individual, in any taxable year, to contribute to the New York Farm to School and School Garden fund to help establish school gardens and purchase equipment and educational material to promote students' consumption of local products. Section 3 is the effective date.
2015-S7706 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7706 I N S E N A T E May 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to establishing the New York farm to school and school garden fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-ff to read as follows: S 97-FF. NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND". 2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE-A OF THE TAX LAW, AND ALL OTHER MONEYS APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY OTHER FUND OR SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT THE STATE FROM SOLICITING AND RECEIVING GRANTS, GIFTS OR BEQUESTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AND DEPOSITING THEM INTO THE FUND ACCORDING TO LAW. 3. MONEYS OF THE FUND SHALL BE EXPENDED FOR THE PURPOSES OF ESTABLISH- ING SCHOOL GARDENS AND PURCHASING EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO PROMOTE STUDENTS' CONSUMPTION OF LOCAL PRODUCTS CONDUCTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS. SUCH DEPARTMENT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO CREATE FURTHER CRITERIA AND LIMITS ON SUCH FUNDING IF NECESSARY. MONEYS SHALL BE PAID OUT OF THE FUND ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS. ANY INTEREST RECEIVED BY THE COMPTROLLER ON MONEYS ON DEPOSIT IN THE NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND SHALL BE RETAINED IN AND BECOME PART OF SUCH FUND. S 2. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 625-a to read as follows: S 625-A. GIFT FOR THE NEW YORK FARM TO SCHOOL AND SCHOOL GARDEN FUND. AN INDIVIDUAL IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR MAY ELECT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NEW EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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